altice arena, Lisbon
April 23-25, 2020
A STAGE DESIGNED TO IMPACT YOU
At the Impact Stage, we gather over 40 speakers to tell their story, impact your life and change our world. Some time ago they were at the same stage as (probably) you. Now, they are ready to share their stories.
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Prof. Mohan Munasinghe
Nobel Peace Prize
Recognized as a leading world authority, Professor Mohan Munasinghe holds many awards for his exceptional global contributions to climate change and sustainable development. His research served as the foundation for the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 2015 Paris Agreement.
Investor & Star of ABC's Shark Thank
Author of ‘There is No Planet B’
Professor at Lancaster University and Founder of Small World Consulting, Mike Berners-Lee is a writer, consultant and researcher on sustainability, author of the best seller “There is No Planet B: Handbook for the Make or Break Years”. He is a very engaging speaker, with a clear vision of the challenges of and the practical actions needed to tackle this climate crisis.
CEO of Future-Fit Foundation
Geoff is an entrepreneur whose experience spans sustainability consulting, tech startups, and academic research. He holds a PhD in AI, and is CEO and Co-Founder of Future-Fit Foundation, a non-profit whose focus is to translate systems science into free tools to help companies and investors accelerate the transition to a flourishing future.
CEO of Sea Shepherd Global
Captain Alex Cornelissen has been part of Sea Shepherd for 18 years. He participated in more than 25 campaigns, including five trips to Antarctica to stop the Japanese whale poachers. He served on the ships as captain, program director in the Galapagos and currently as the head of the Global movement.
Founder and CEO of Youth Climate Leaders
Currently running a social enterprise that trains and empowers young climate leaders, Cassia Moraes’s expertise in sustainable development and international cooperation has led her to work, amongst others, at the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change and the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, where she facilitated the 2014 Amazon Summer School.
Investor & Advisor | Singularity University
David Orban is an entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker and advisor at Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Founder of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global investment firm, he advises numerous innovative startups focused on solutions that will shape our world.
President of Global Footprint Network
President of the Global Footprint Network, Mathis Wackernagel was selected as one of the 100 top inspirational individuals whose contribution enrich paths to sustainable futures, and holds a multiplicity of awards, for his work on sustainability with governments, international NGOs and businesses on all continents.
José Abecassis Soares
President & Founder of the Ice Care Association
Deeply involved in the tech startup scene as an entrepreneur and mentor, José Abecasis Soares was co-director of Silicon Valley’s Founder Institute in Portugal. From 2009 to 2012, he traveled the world in search of signs of global warming in five endangered glaciers. His book “Horizontes em Branco” counts his journey and aims to help mitigate the consequences of climate change.
CEO of André Jordan Group
Gilberto Jordan participated in the development of projects of great international prestige, such as Belas Clube de Campo, the Most Sustainable Private Residential Community in Europe. He also founded and administrated the Center for Nature and Environment Studies, Algarve Regional Energy and Environment Agency, and Green Globe International.
Former Administration of EPA
After being an advisor for five Massachusetts governors, Gina McCarhty was nominated as the 13th Administrator of EPA under the Obama Administration, being the face of some of the most relevant climate initiatives in the US. Professor and Director of C-Change at Harvard, she brings to PWG stage more than 30 years of experience advocating the protection of public health and environment.
Doctors Without Borders Associate
With a degree in Medicine, Gustavo Carona specialized in Anesthesiology and has the subpecialty of Intensive Care. He went on his first humanitarian mission for Doctors of the World in 2009 in Mozambique and has since worked on 13 humanitarian missions in war zones for Doctors Without Borders.
Travel Editor at CBS News
A multiple emmy-winning investigative reporter and producer, Peter Greenberg is america’s most recognized, honored, and respected front-line travel news journalist. Known as “The Travel Detective”, he has unprecedented insight on health, tourism, globalization, and human rights, and has been named one of the most influential people in travel by Travel Weekly.
National Indian Foundation Advisor
Former secretary and advisor of the Indigenous Peoples in the government of Acre and advisor to the Presidency of the National Indian Foundation (Funai), Francisco Piyãko is responsible for internal and external political articulation of the Ashaninka people and continues to work on the achievement of sustainable public policies for the forest people.
Entrepreneur & Author of The Blue Economy
An innovator who translates breakthrough ideas into operational business models, he continuously scans for opportunities working with local resources to unfold a cluster of competitive projects that change the rules of the game. All that is implemented is translated into inspiring fables for children.